I owe it to you to try to explain.
Sending these embarrassing messages to women online, whom I never met, was a personal failing that was hurtful to my wife and a part of my life that Huma and I have put behind us. 
These things I did, as you have read in the papers, didn’t happen once. 
It was a terrible mistake that I unfortunately returned to during a rough time in our marriage. 
After a lot of reflection, 
some professional help, 
and a general reorientation of my life, 
Huma has given me a second chance. 
I will never stop being grateful for that.
Before and after announcing my run for Mayor, I repeatedly answered every question about these mistakes. I was clear that these relationships took place over an extended period of time with more than one person. I regret not saying explicitly when these exchanges happened.
But the bottom line is that the “news” today is about my past life.
Some people may find my personal life reason not to listen to me. I completely understand that some may not ever even consider voting for me. But I’m going to keep trying to bring them around and earn their support. This fight is too important to give up, because I’ve had embarrassing personal things become public.
This campaign isn’t about me. It’s about a great city that is beginning to lose its mantle as the Capital of the Middle Class. It’s about the challenge of finding affordable housing, a good job with benefits and a public school that attracts the greatest teachers and produces the smartest kids. This race for Mayor isn’t about me. It’s about you. And I’ll never lose sight of that.
New Yorkers don’t quit, and I’ll never quit on you.